Marianne Williamson on Trump and the 'Frankenstein' Phenomenon: 'The Media Did This'

The roster of media mavens, moguls and boldface names spotted today at Michael's.

DianeClehaneLunch_FeaturedI could hardly wait for this week’s ‘Lunch’ with Marianne Williamson to talk to her about her new book, Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment (HarperOne). When my good friend Dr. Robi Ludwig asked me if I’d like to meet her, I jumped at the chance. I have been reading her best-sellers for more years than I can remember and never miss her thought-provoking and inspiring PBS specials. Many years ago, when I was grieving the loss of my mother and was self-medicating with food, I picked up her current book—as an audiobook—at that time, A Woman’s Worth.  I was listening to it while driving out to Long Island to clean our family home and ready it for sale. Suffice to say I was not in a good place. Something she said resonated deeply with me and I still remember those words today. She was describing a despondent-looking woman at a convenience store she’d seen and said, “Standing in line holding her junk food and tabloid magazines, I could feel her pain.” At the time, I felt she was talking directly to me.